VHF Antenna – VHF HDTV Digital TV Antennas

You still need a VHF antenna to pickup the most channels!

Category: VHF Antenna

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What channels are on VHF in your area?

If you are trying to decide if you need a VHF antenna for your home to watch free over-the-air digital HDTV broadcast television you can visit antennaweb.org to find out which stations are available in your area. Simply enter your address information and check the RF channel of the stations you wish to receive. If any of those stations are listed as an RF channel between 2 – 13 you will need a VHF antenna to receive those channels.

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With the digital transition in 2009 many antenna manufacturers began designing UHF only antennas which receive only channels 14 – 51. While these antennas are often smaller and easier to install over 90% of all markets still have one or more major broadcast network that is only available on VHF (channels 2 – 13).

In order to receive all of the channels in your area a vhf antenna is required! VHF antennas are typically longer horizontally than smaller more compact UHF only antennas, but if you cannot receive a major network such as NBC, ABC, CBS or FOX the size of the antenna is irrelevant.

Typically VHF antennas are mounted outdoors. All antennas are capable of receiving HDTV digital TV signals and the amount of programming available today is greater than ever before. In some areas you can pick up over 50 free digital channels including 24 hour weather, news and kids programming channels as well as your favorite networks.